2021-03-18 E-Edition

Businesses Busy Giving

On St. Patrick’s Day a special fish and chips lunch was offered at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. Charlie Holder of Midtown Oyster Bar, TR McGrath, Kerrie Philbin of O’Brien’s, Fieldstone’s Leah Alexander and musician Ealain McMullin were all on hand to serve the lunches made by McGrath’s Clambakes & Catering, and cookies from the Newport Sweet Shoppe, […]

Bike Newport Honored with National Award

Bike Newport has been named the 2020 Advocacy Organization of the Year by the League of American Bicyclists. The announcement took place on March 1 at the virtual gathering of the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. The award seeks to recognize organizations that are inclusive, welcoming and committed to growing bicycling. Bike Newport was recognized for its response to […]

Council Split on West Main Development

The Middletown Town Council voted down a motion on March 15 by President Robert Sylvia to authorize discussions between town administrator Shawn Brown and local developer Chris Bicho on his proposal to transform 15 acres of town-owned property into a mixed-use development encompassing residential, retail and recreational elements. If it had been approved, the motion would not have obligated the […]

Experts Push Hard for Waites Wharf Hotel

A second round of experts spoke in support of the proposed Waites Wharf Hotel project on March 15 at a meeting of the Newport Planning Board. The public will have the opportunity to speak on March 29. The Planning Board is considering an application from the developer, Thomas Abruzese, to demolish four buildings sited towards the end of the wharf, […]

City Council Rejects ‘Equity’ Resolution

The Newport City Council has voted down a resolution that would define the term “equity” in the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The vote on March 10 was 4-2, with all four dissenters finding the resolution cumbersome and premature. Councilors Jamie Bova and Angela McCalla – who introduced it – supported the resolution. Councilor Elizabeth Fuerte, who also introduced it […]

Lending A Helping Hand

Household items, cleaning supplies, non-perishable items and produce from the Rhode Island Food Bank and even toys and games from Project ReGive spearheaded by Hogan Associates will be available on Monday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Thompson Middle School. Quintan Jones and Dave Vieira (above) from the Newport Community School oversaw the free distribution […]


Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport will be accepting applications for the Leonard W. and Katherine C. Hayward Maritime Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship is applicable to Newport County residents who are admitted to an accredited educational program with a focus on preparing for maritime occupations. The application is at seamensnewport.org. Deadline is May 17. Newport Rotary […]

Open Garage

The new hours for the Open Garage at Bike Newport are Mondays and Fridays, 4:30 to 7 p.m., and Wednesdays, 2 to 5 p.m. Due to COVID-19 regulations, Bike Newport can service a limited number of people at a time while ensuring safe distancing and sanitation. Masks are required at all times. For more information, email info@bikenewportri.org.

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Mar. 8 through Sunday, Mar. 14 the Newport Police Department responded to 412 calls. Of those, 97 were motor vehicle related; there were 81 motor vehicle violations issued and 16 accident reports. Police responded to 5 calls of vandalism, 12 animal complaints, 12 suspicious persons or vehicles, 4 noise complaints, 4 liquor establishment checks, 1 […]